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Here’s how to do intermittent fasting safely and sustainably

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By Gabrielle Newman – The Fast 800 Science is evolving all the time, and it’s important to be aware of all the latest findings. It is also important to be discerning of these findings. There have been news headlines in recent years suggesting that intermittent fasting, in particular 16:8 time restricted eating, doesn’t work (fasting for 16 hours and eating all required calories in 8 hours). But – after reviewing the science – the reality is rather more complex.  For example, a study out of California, put a 16:8 time restricted eating plan to the test. Two groups of overweight and obese individuals were randomly allocated to a control group and an experiment group who was advised to consume all calories within an 8-hour window of time. The results – analysed across the 12-week period of the trial – suggested that there was very little difference between the two groups and in fact the experiment group seemed to have lost some muscle. However, the experimental group were given no advice around what to actually eat. Intermittent fasting has health benefits The Fast 800 recommends various forms intermittent fasting, not just for the weight loss potential but many health benefits. Intermittent fasting has been shown to: Burn fat – when you spend some time fasting, the glucose (primary energy) supply temporarily runs out, and your body has to switch to taking fat from your fat stores to burn as fuel.1 Reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes – Excess fat impacts the function of the liver and pancreas,… Read More